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IBERDROLA RENOVABLES assumes control of 100% of Rokas Group- The Greek stock market authorities approve the company’s delisting

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES assumes control of 100% of Rokas Group- The Greek stock market authorities approve the company’s delisting

- The squeeze-out following the voluntary takeover bid has been successfully completed

- IBERDROLA RENOVABLES consolidates its leadership of the Greek market with an installed capacity of 217 MW

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES now owns 100% of Rokas Group, having completed the squeeze-out process. Furthermore, the General Shareholders’ Meeting of Rokas, the largest operator in Greece’s wind energy market, has approved the delisting from the Athens Stock Exchange of the ordinary and preference shares representing the company’s entire share capital. The transaction has in turn been authorised by the CMC, the Greek stock exchange regulator.

This marks the culmination of the acquisition of the 52.7% of ordinary shares and 47.3% of preference shares of Rokas Group that IBERDROLARENOVABLES did not control, valued at around €175 million in cash. The transaction underlines the commitment of the renewables arm of the IBERDROLA Group to the Greek market, where it has been present since December 2004 when it acquired 21% of the ordinary share capital of Rokas. Since then the Company has continued to increase its stake in the leading operator in the Greek wind power market, completing the acquisition of 100% following the voluntary takeover bid made last year.

This transaction is in line with IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ’ strategy of bolstering its role in its core countries and accessing new markets. Moreover, it will serve to diversify the Company’s geographic presence and regulatory risk.

The transaction also consolidates its leadership of the Greek wind power market. Rokas Group, which specialises in the development, construction and operation of wind energy projects, ended 2008 with an installed capacity of 217 MW.

Leader in the world’s most important wind energy markets

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES consolidated its global leadership in the wind energy sector* in 2008 after investing a total of €3.8 billion to increase its installed capacity by 2,204 MW to 9,302 MW.

The company has the biggest project pipeline in the sector, standing at 55,117 MW** at the end of 2008. Of this, 41% of projects are in the US, 24.6% in Spain, 9.6% in the UK and 24.7% in the rest of the world.

* Source: New Energy Finance

** Includes a 10 GW contribution of 10.000 MW from Gamesa to joint venture companies following the strategic agreement between IBERDROLA RENOVABLES and Gamesa Energía



This document has been prepared by Iberdrola Renovables, S.A., (the “Company”) in relation with the announcement of the capacity and production results of the complete 2008 fiscal year.

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